Rodney Brooks


Rodney Brooks
Executive Programs Coordinator
Alameda County Public Defender’s Office

Rodney Brooks was born in New York City, where he attended the Ethical Culture Elementary School and Hunter College High School before moving to California when he was accepted to U. C. Berkeley in 1985. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, Rodney was a drop out prevention counselor and worked on numerous political campaigns before taking a job as an assistant to Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson in 1993.

Currently, Mr. Brooks is the Chief of Staff for Supervisor Carson, a position he has held for 5 years. Some of his achievements while working for Supervisor Carson include assisting in the crafting and passage of AB 1998 a bill which allocates funding for Alameda County to house a pilot re-entry program for formerly incarcerated people; coordinating Supervisor Carson’s Procurement and Contracting Workgroup, which developed a series of strategic initiatives designed to improve the County’s Procurement and contracting practices; and organizing Alameda County’s Youth Vote a project designed to encourage people to get involved in the electoral process. Rodney Brooks is also a member of the Bio Tech Partners Board, and serves as Secretary of the Organization’s Executive Committee.